Watch: First Full Trailer for Garth Davis' Film 'Lion' Starring Dev Patel

August 25, 2016
Source: USA Today

Lion Dev Patel Trailer

"What if you do find home and they're not even there, and you just keep searching…?" "I don't have a choice." The Weinstein Company has finally debuted a trailer for the film Lion, from director Garth Davis, a powerful story of finding your home and your family no matter how hard that is. Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian family and raised in Australia after he became separated from his real family at a young age. He decides to go back to India to search for his family and reconnect with them. The cast includes Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman & David Wenham. This actually looks really good! I've heard some solid buzz about this recently and it looks like it might live up to the hype.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Garth Davis' Lion, originally from USA Today (via TFS):

Lion Poster

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from his home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, the boy (Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family. Lion is directed by up-and-coming Australian filmmaker Garth Davis, who directed episodes of "Love My Way" and "Top of the Lake" before making his feature debut with this film. The screenplay is written by Luke Davies (Anton Corbijn's Life). Based on the book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley & Larry Buttrose. The film will premiere at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals coming up. Be on the lookout for early reviews from these fests. The Weinstein Company will then release Lion in select theaters starting November 25th, Thanksgiving week, later this fall. Interested in this film?

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Damn, the director has chops. TOP OF THE LAKE is one of best things almost no one has seen.

DAVIDPD on Aug 25, 2016


TOTL reminded me too much of Twin Peaks. Everything was top notch, but I had already seen TP, and thus the series just seemed like a knock off.

redtie on Aug 25, 2016


Regardless, I'm happy to see a TOTL shout out.

redtie on Aug 25, 2016


It was twin peaks meets the killing.

tarek on Aug 26, 2016


Super interesting. I dig it.

Carpola on Aug 25, 2016


Wow, looks pretty powerful. I really like Dev Patel and think this role is perfect for him. Great cast, looks to be a great story as well.

RAW_D on Aug 25, 2016


When I was younger, me and one of my friends had that idea about saving poor and rich of the world. The idea was that every rich or well-to-do family should take a child from poor part of the world, all of them being children without a living prospect, and then those better living would raise those children. After they grow up, those children would go back where they came from, where they were taken from, and change the world they sprung from originally. I guess, I'll test how that idea works in this film ...

shiboleth on Aug 25, 2016


Looks good.

ff on Aug 26, 2016

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